Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain

14 December 2019, 11:27 AM
Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali women in the Brigade of Gurkhas for the first time in two centuries...
Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa confident G7 summit will yield positive results 9 June 2018, 8:31 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes his interactions with business leaders in Canada will yield positive results for the country moving forward.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
Tightly-controlled Singapore rolls out tough summit security 9 June 2018, 8:16 AM

Singapore's reputation for rigid law and order was seen as a major factor for being chosen to host Tuesday's US-North Korea summit and the tiny city-state is determined not to disappoint.

Mlambo-Ngcuka welcomes SA’s election to UNSC 8 June 2018, 9:41 PM

The Executive Director for Women at the United Nations, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has welcomed the UN General Assembly's decision to elect South Africa to serve in the UN Security Council from next year until 2020 as a non-permanent member.

Europeans unanimously oppose Russia G7 return: France 8 June 2018, 7:43 PM

European members of the G7 unanimously oppose US President Donald Trump's call for Russia to be readmitted into the club, French President Emmanuel Macron's office said Friday.

South Africa elected to U.N. Security Council 8 June 2018, 5:47 PM

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted to elect Germany, Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia for a two-year term on the Security Council starting on Jan. 1, 2019.

Xi touts Putin ties as US tensions bring them closer 8 June 2018, 4:32 PM

President Xi Jinping gave China's first friendship medal to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday as the neighbouring giants touted their close ties amid diplomatic and economic challenges from the US.

Ramaphosa lands in Toronto ahead of G7 summit 8 June 2018, 3:26 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has landed in Toronto, Canada to begin the first leg of his visit to that country, which will later take him to the G7 summit in Quebec as part of its outreach segment.

Myanmar army, govt hold rare meeting over Rohingya crisis 8 June 2018, 2:20 PM

Myanmar's army and civilian leadership held a rare "national security" meeting on Friday and discussed an internal investigation into the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state, the president's office said.

Donald Trump
US Intel veteran arrested for lying to FBI over leaks 8 June 2018, 7:10 AM

A former US Senate Intelligence Committee staff member was arrested and indicted on charges of lying to FBI agents over press leaks.

Ramaphosa to attend 2018 G7 summit in Canada 7 June 2018, 9:41 PM

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations meeting in Quebec, Canada over the next two days will pressure the United States President on the tariffs he’s imposed on their imports of steel and aluminum sparking fears of a trade war that could undermine global economic growth.

SA prepares to join UN body for peace, security 7 June 2018, 8:34 PM

South Africa is preparing to join the United Nations world body for peace and security for the third time in just over a decade.

Afghanistan’s Ghani announces ceasefire with Taliban 7 June 2018, 4:09 PM

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant groups, such as Islamic State.

British human rights campaigners lose abortion challenge to Ireland 7 June 2018, 1:00 PM

Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday said it could not rule on an appeal against Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws, but that it would have declared them incompatible with human rights laws otherwise.

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for religious holiday 7 June 2018, 11:52 AM

Afghanistan announced Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa to attend G7 Leaders’ Summit 7 June 2018, 9:27 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will arrive in Toronto, Canada on Friday morning for meetings with potential investors and business people before travelling onto Charlevoix, Quebec later Friday to join leaders of the G7 who are gathering for their annual retreat.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
Singapore to restrict airspace during US – N.Korea summit 7 June 2018, 6:47 AM

Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned US - N.Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities on Wednesday, which is likely to result in delays at one of Asia's busiest airports.

Iran ‘preparing activities’ in case nuclear deal fails 6 June 2018, 5:03 PM

Iran said Wednesday it was in "preparatory works" to restart nuclear activities in the event of the failure of the 2015 accord between Iran and world powers.

Nearly 200 missing, 75 dead from Guatemala volcano 6 June 2018, 7:35 AM

Nearly 200 people are missing and at least 75 have been killed since Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
Trump’s North Korea summit may bring peace declaration but at a cost 6 June 2018, 7:23 AM

The two Koreas, ahead of a leaders' summit next week are discussing a peace agreement that could officially end the state of war that has technically lasted since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice but no treaty.

Putin says EU should lift sanctions 5 June 2018, 9:08 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the Europan Union should end damaging sanctions against Moscow imposed over the Ukraine crisis and its annexation of Crimea. “The sanctions and all the restrictions imposed for political reasons… are no way to resolve political issues,” Putin said after talks in Vienna with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der […]

María Fernanda Espinosa elected UN General Assembly president 5 June 2018, 8:05 PM

A woman has been elected to lead the next session of General Assembly – only the 4th time the President will not be a man in the United Nation’s 73 year history.

Trump may seek separate trade deals with Canada: Official 5 June 2018, 5:43 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump may seek separate talks with Canada and Mexico in a bid to get individual trade deals with the two countries, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday.

Jordan king calls for review of bill that sparked protests 5 June 2018, 5:09 PM

Jordan's King Abdullah II called on Tuesday for a review of a controversial draft tax law that has sparked a wave of anti-austerity protests and led to the prime minister's resignation.

Iran uranium enrichment plan aims to destroy Israel: Netanyahu 5 June 2018, 3:22 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Iranian plan to increase its nuclear enrichment capacity was aimed at producing nuclear weapons to be used against Israel.

The deadliest volcanic eruptions of the past 25 years 5 June 2018, 6:29 AM

After Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday killing at least 65 people, here is a list of the most deadly volcanic eruptions over the last quarter century.

Ramaphosa to join world leaders in G7 summit 4 June 2018, 9:36 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will join the leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations later this week when the two-day G7 leaders summit kicks off in Quebec City Canada on Friday.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
First Trump-Kim meeting scheduled for 9am June 12 4 June 2018, 8:53 PM

The White House said on Monday that a first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place at 9:00am Singapore time on June 12.

Syria roadside bomb kills one near coalition base: monitor 4 June 2018, 3:50 PM

A roadside bomb killed an unidentified fighter Monday near a base in northern Syria used by the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group, a monitor said.

Fuego volcano
Search for missing after Guatemala volcano kills 25 4 June 2018, 12:03 PM

Emergency workers will resume the search on Monday for Guatemalans missing after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which belched out clouds of ash and flows of lava and left at least 25 people dead.

Kim Jong Un & Donald Trump (R)
Anti-nuke Nobel winner ICAN offer to pay Trump-Kim summit 4 June 2018, 8:55 AM

ICAN has offered to pay for the cost of the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, including the hotel bill for the impoverished state's leader.